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Channels

If we take this trend line theory one step further and draw a parallel line at the same angle of the uptrend or downtrend, we will have created a channel. No, we’re not talking about ESPN, ABC, or Cartoon Network. Still, this doesn’t mean that you should walk away like it’s a commercial break- channels […]

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Demo Your Way to Success

You can open a demo accounts for FREE with most forex brokers. These “pretend” accounts have the full capabilities of a “real” account. But why is it free? It’s because the broker wants you to learn the ins and outs of their trading platform, and have a good time trading without risk, so you’ll fall […]

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Types of Orders

The term “order” refers to how you will enter or exit a trade. Here we discuss the different types of orders that can be placed into the foreign exchange market. Be sure that you know which types of orders your broker accepts. Different brokers accept different types of orders. There are some basic order types […]

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Impress Your Date with Forex Lingo

As in any new skill that you learn, you need to learn the lingo… especially if you wish to win your love’s heart. You, the newbie, must know certain terms like the back of your hand before making your first trade. Some of these terms you’ve already learned, but it never hurts to do a […]

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Lots, Leverage, and Profit and Loss

In the past, spot forex was traded in specific amounts called lots. The standard size for a lot is 100,000 units. There is also a mini, micro, and nano lot sizes that are 10,000, 1,000, and 100 units respectively. Lot Number of Units Standard 100,000 Mini 10,000 Micro 1,000 Nano 100 As you may already […]

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Time to Make Some Dough using Fundamental Analysis

In the following examples, we are going to use fundamental analysis to help us decide whether to buy or sell a specific currency pair. If you always fell asleep during your economics class or just flat out skipped economics class, don’t worry! We will cover fundamental analysis in a later lesson. But right now, try […]

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How You Make Money in Forex

To make money in forex, you buy or sell currencies.┬áPlacing a trade in the foreign exchange market is simple: the mechanics of a trade are very similar to those found in other markets (like the stock market), so if you have any experience in trading, you should be able to pick it up pretty quickly. […]

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Support and Resistance

Support and resistance is one of the most widely used concepts in trading. Strangely enough, everyone seems to have their own idea on how you should measure support and resistance. Let’s take a look at the basics first. Look at the diagram above. As you can see, this zigzag pattern is making its way up […]

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Technical Analysis & TechnicaI Indicators

One of the underlying tenets of technical analysis is that historical price action predicts future price action. Since the forex is a 24-hour market, there tends to be a large amount of data that can be used to gauge future price activity, thereby increasing the statistical significance of the forecast. This makes it the perfect […]

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Fundamental Analysis & Fundamentals Trading Strategies

In the equities market, fundamental analysis looks to measure a company’s true value and to base investments upon this type of calculation. To some extent, the same is done in the retail forex market, where forex fundamental traders evaluate currencies, and their countries, like companies and use economic announcements to gain an idea of the […]

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